The film still doesn't have a release date yet (at least in the US), but will probably be late 2011 in order to make a push for the oscars. Personally, I was underwhelmed by the trailer, but given that Cronenberg is one of my favorite directors and Mortensen one of my favorite actors I'm hoping that Cronenberg is just giving us a little bit and will blow us away with the actual film.
Anyway, not caring much for Freud and his psychology I am more interested in Cronenberg's next project: an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis. Has anyone read this novel? The premise sounds awesome to me:
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism -- when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments -- are poised to crash. Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral, and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors -- experts on security, technology, currency, finance, and a few sexual partners -- as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future.
This film is already shooting, maybe even near the end of shooting, but my biggest problem with it is that Robert Pattison is playing the main character. Now I've only seen Pattison in The Goblet of Fire, so I have really no idea what kind of actor he is, but being that he is a face of the Twilight franchise, I have kind of avoided film starring him. On the other hand, I feel that in order for Cronenberg to have picked him he must have been impressive in an audition. I am excited though about Paul Giamatti being in the film, but because I have not yet read the novel I'm not sure how big of a role he will have.